Pounders beach in Laie is well known for it’s great body surfing. The views of the ocean and mountains here are some of the best on the island. I’ve grown up just around the corner from this beach. If you don’t mind getting up early you can catch the sunrise over the water at pounders. If you end up at pounders later in the day you can watch the last rays coming over the mountains. Polynesian cultural center is just around the corner with some nice shops and restraunts.